What a great idea Cherie. Thanks...it may help me with my choice.
I'm glad to see you started the poll Cherie! I think this will help alot of women with their decision. Remar
The poll is looking good. I have made my decision to get both ovaries removed during my hysterectomy on Dec 30. Happy New Year to me. After a long discussion with my Dr. ...I asked him if I was his wife what would he chose to do. He said because of my age and situation he would chose to remove the ovaries. At my age the percent of protection is lowered. At the age of 65 the percent is almost gone with a downward slope from 57 to 65. Lets remove them and you wont need to get surgery again. Ovarian cancer (by the time it is detected) is deadly!!! That just confirmed my decision. I cant vote on the poll yet, but thought you would like my opinion.
By the way what does "bump" mean.
Good day to all of you.
Hi, sounds like your surgeon told you what you already had decided , deep inside. It would be difficult to find exact numbers but he is right when ovarian cancer is discovered post hysterectomy , its almost always too late.
Bump is just a word used to get a post or thread put back up to the top of forum I wanted some more answers on this so I bumped it, then petshopgirl was kindenough to"bump it" once again.
Im glad you have your decision, kinda a stinky way to bring in new year, instead of champaine youll have iv dilaudid or morphine.
stay in touch ok ? anu questions any time.
I am 46 and and had cervix and uterus removed 9 yrs ago and was very happy with result. That was til 6 months ago when i started having severe pelvic pain. I am now living with cysts on both ovaries, and am only functioning with narcotic pain meds, while I wait for my ovaries to be removed with Australias public health system. Every abdominal surgery you have causes scar tissue(adhesions) and even if you have adhesions removed 90% of the time they will return, with even more. My advice to anyone would definately be get the lot out at once. Sure you have to deal with early menopause, but really, menopause is a given for all females eventually anyway.
ty for all the answers, the poll is suprising me with so many complaints about ovaries being removed I had expected different, Yet I imagine people happy with the outcome of their operations dont seek help on sites like this simply because they dont need it.
They have told me that they are going to remove the womb tubes and leave the ovaries. My gyno say there is no point in removing them unless they are diseased.
It is your choice as to what is to be removed. Dont let your gyno make that choice for you. Do your research and decide for yourself if you want your ovaries removed or not. I understand that after age 65 there is not much hormones secreted from the ovaries. I also understand that if the ovaries develope cancer cells it is deadly as it cannot be detected until it is in the later stages.
If you have not gone through menopause yet....the ovaries are still secreting estrogen and you may want all the estrogen you can get. On the other hand if you are through menopause then perhaps it wont be a issue for you.. Good Luck with your decision and please do make it for yourself.
angel gave you perfect advice...noone want organs removed but its a fact when your uterus is removed if one should develop ovarian cancer its very very difficul to diagnois until late stages. Its a choice for you or any woman a very personal choice, dont let your dr make it . please read alot . Its a very tough call, Im having lots of bone density problems and wondering if its from not having ovaries, i had one good one I could have left. theres good and bad to both decisions.